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44 Star Starred
History Theatre
Between Cedar St. and Wabasha St. 30 East 10th St. St. Paul, MN 55101
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Sadly there is not a moderately priced cafe/wine bar within 2 blocks. The nearby Radisson (maybe it's a Towne Court) has a very mediocre restaurant. On the corner is a LOUD place 'Waters....something' but I'm concerned that restauranteurs ignore needs of 'mature' people. I sincerely hope when St Paul redoes the former Macy's block, it includes a restaurant/bar similar - if not the same- as the old Rosewood Rm.
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This family has been regulars at the History Theater for years. We have always parked in the ramp by the Children's Museum, just a block away. Now we are looking forward to taking the light rail from the burbs and avoiding parking all together. When the Central Corder opens in June, the train will stop literally at the door of the History Theatre. This tremendous venue will be incredibly accessible from anywhere the light rail goes or can be picked up!
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"Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story"
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4.8 average rating
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25 events
14 reviews
15 stars
attended May 12 2011

This show was terrific. It included local talent, including some young high school students studying at the conservatory. There was a lot of talent, and it was high energy. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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attended May 12 2011

GREAT show!!! Good energy, good acting, GREAT voices. Not too long, not too short. I've been to the Surf Ball Room in Clear Lake, IA many times so this story is near and dear to my heart although I was only 2 when Buddy Holly died.

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7 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 29 2011

It was alot of fun! They did a great job.

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Quotes & Highlights

Check out the History Theatre blog for photos and notes from behind the scenes.


_Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story _

Written by Alan Janes

Original London production directed by Rob Bettinson

Directed by Ron Peluso

Musical Direction by Gary Rue

Part biography, part rock ‘n’ roll concert, this is the musical retelling of the life and times of Buddy Holly from his meteoric rise to stardom to the unforgettable concert in Clear Lake, Iowa. Extremely talented, passionate, and impulsive, Buddy crossed racial barriers with his music and left an indelible legacy in just four short years. Musical hits include: “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy!” “Rave On,” and “That’ll Be the Day.”

Following the May 27 & May 28 performances, the audience is invited to enjoy free karaoke at the theatre.  Sing a song on the History Theatre stage and enjoy a little “liquid courage” with happy hour drink prices following the 7:30 p.m. performances. 

May 27 – karaoke hosted by Allen Malicsi (Ritchie Valens)

May 28 – karaoke hosted by Nicholas Freeman (Buddy Holly) and Scott Jorgenson (The Big Bopper)